What happens in the literary scene in Canberra from January 29, 2022 | Canberra Times

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January 30: Start 2022 in poetic tone at the free open mic soirée. Hear contemporary and traditional voices. Only online. 13.30 to 14.00. Link to Zoom on Binalong Arts Group Inc’s Facebook page, email robynsykespoet@gmail.com or call 0401 289 178. Everyone is welcome. February 2: In an ANU / Canberra Times meeting with the author event at At 6pm, Amy Remeikis will be in conversation with Katharine Murphy about Remeiki’s new essay On Reckoning, a burning account of her personal and professional rage that takes you into Parliament – and out – when rape charges became the national conversation. Cinema, Kambri Cultural Center, ANU. Registrations at anu.edu.au/events. February 19: In an ANU / Canberra Times meeting with the author event at At 6pm, in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive, film critic David Stratton will be in conversation with Alex Sloan about his new book, My Favorite Movies, followed by a screening of one of them, Lorenzo’s Oil. Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive. Costs $ 12 / $ 10, registrations at nfsa.gov.au. February 21: In an ANU / Canberra Times meeting with the author event at At 6pm, award-winning author Jess Hill will be in conversation with Virginia Haussegger about Hill’s latest quarterly essay, The Reckoning: How #MeToo is Changing Australia, about shame, secrecy and a revolutionary movement for accountability. Cinema, Kambri Cultural Center, ANU. Registrations at anu.edu.au/events. The Tough Guy Book Club is back in 2022. It is a free monthly modern meeting place for guys from all walks of life where they can meet and discuss not only the works of literary greats, but all the issues that men deal with on a daily basis. basis. The Canberra chapter meets at King O’Malley’s, 131 City Walk, Canberra, on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. 19:00 to 21:30: 2 February, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May and 1 June are the dates announced so far. The president of the Canberra branch is Adam Bartlett (phone 0468 942 182). See: toughguybookclub.com. The next meeting of the Ozlit Book Club at the Muse will discuss Brisbane author Nick Earls’ new novel Empires, a novel that spans centuries and continents with men and boys at heart. Wednesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. It’s turned on at the East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston. musecanberra.com.au. At Muse on Saturday 26 February at 16.00 there is an In Conversation event with Inga Simpson, author of the apocalyptic thriller The Last Woman in the World. musecanberra.com.au. Join friends Zhi Yi Cham, Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga and Shu-Ling Chua at Muse on Sunday, February 27 at. 15.00, while discussing the importance of literary communities, as well as the different influences on their work. musecanberra.com.au. Author Glenda Korporaal will look at the groundbreaking woman who played such a critical role in the design of Canberra. She will argue that Marion is recognized for her unique combination of artist, architect, environmentalist, community creator and social observer and for being considered in her own right, separated from her husband Walter Burley Griffin. National Library of Australia Theater, 10 February at 18.00. Bookings: nla.gov.au.


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